Carry The One
Seamlessly import sales from your online store into your Xero account. Supported systems include osCommerce, CRE Loaded, Zen Cart, Magento & Shopify, check out Carry The One.
Remember if you have questions or need assistance with Carry The One, this is not the best place to ask - this forum is for reviews and feedback only.
For general support, contact the Carry The One support centre team.
I wanted to give my assessment on how I integrated my Shopify store to Xero Accounting. I run an e-commerce store (www.suvabeauty.com) and we started selling in March 2015 and I migrated to Shopify & Xero Accounting in April 2015. We are a Canadian company (that sells in USD$) so this is key to my post as I found that my integration options were more limited for Canadian’s And/Or dual currency Xero/Shopify Setups.
My integration strategy started out with:
• Manual Integration – Painful & Time consuming
• Tried Zapstitch – Didn’t handle my currency situation well and didn’t help much with bank reconciliation (But the setups looks great for a lot of people)
• Tried, Carry The One (CTO) – The User Interface isn’t as fancy but the actual automation easily handled my currency/tax integration. AND, most importantly it allowed me to automate my bank reconciliation!.
Most of XERO recommended apps have great support as if you are not responsive in today’s market you will fail very quickly. I was especially happy about the support offered by Carry The One as well because I even made an large error in my setup (Ughhh..) which caused transactions to be attributed to the wrong account. CTO support (Shout out to Lech) spent an hour with me over Skype and went through everything line by line and helped me correct everything. Well done.
If you have any questions about my path to automation (isn’t that our ultimate dream!) let me know as I am in early days as well and like to hear your experiences.
UPDATE, after an apology from cto, i am re-trialing the software. cto had had a few problems with major fixes with an extenion for bigcommerce. i have accepted there genuine apology and have spoken to them via skype, with perfect customer support. I am changing this review from 1 star to 3 stars at this present time and once has sampled the software again, may very well change further.
UPDATE RATING 04/08/2015
This is an update for review of cto. We have integrated cto into bc & xero. When an order is made from (ebay, amazon or bc website) cto imports that order, customer information, address, contact details into xero. No more copy and paste. We are currently manually checking orders and just adding payments to orders, but cto system allows you to adjust this automatically. At the moment this software will save us hours, once we change cto to automatically add payments to orders, the hours saved will be priceless. Altogether a great product, and my thanks goes to Lech for the help and support from initial problems to be being solved.
Initially we tested multiple integrations to see what would provide the best integration for our needs, and we narrowed our selection down to two options. Both were good, but each one missed a key feature that the other supported. I contacted CarryTheOne to ask why they didn't support the missing feature and within a couple of days they had updated their integration to include it.
Throughout the time we've been using the product there have been new features added (e.g. Shopify POS support and auto-posting Xero transactions for payment processing fees) which go beyond the basic eCommerce order integration.
I've contacted CarryTheOne support a couple of times about unusual scenarios generated by our order data, and their response has always been fast and very helpful. Most of the time this product works so consistently that we don't have to give it much thought.